The friend’s daughter that I made this for is a teenager now, so wow, it’s been a while! I’ve made several of these bags since, but have never created a pattern. It’s my favorite go-to tote bag style!
I have no idea if she still enjoys knitting. I’ll have to ask her mom!
original post, September 30, 2007:
Hot off the sewing machine for my friend’s daughter! She’ll be 11 next month and is a brand new knitter. She told her mom she’d like a knitting bag and I jumped on the chance to make something special for her.
I didn’t have a pattern, just dimensions and sketches I did before starting my project.
Made with denim for the outside. The purple fabric is something I had in my stash. I’m not sure what it’s made of, but it’s pretty heavy and feels like it could be upholstery fabric. I used some unattractive corduroy in place of interfacing.
The straps are made as one continuous piece, like a big loop. They hold the pocket down. The pocket was sewn top and bottom, right sides together then turned. It goes all the way around, but I sewed stop lines just above the fold line for the bottom. 2 pockets on the inside, too.
I’m really pleased with the finish product. I may have to make another one!
I made the buttons for her too. They’re various manga characters she likes, as well as a personalized and knitting button.